Swetenham v Walkley & anr 2CL10307

WTLR Issue: June 2014 #140

The claimant brought a claim for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance Provision for Family & Dependents Act 1975, against the estate of Alexander Graham Bryce (the deceased), on the basis that she had been living in the same household as the deceased, as his wife, in accordance with s1(A) of the Act...

The Vegetarian Society v Scott [2013] EWHC 4097 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: April 2014 #138

This was a contentious probate action against all five of the wills of a schizophrenic testator. While he had benefitted from a stable and conventional childhood, the deceased had sustained serious injuries at the age of nineteen in a serious bicycle accident...

Cawley & anr v Lillis [2011] IEHC 515

WTLR Issue: May 2013 #129

Celine Cawley, the deceased (D) and the defendant, her husband (H), owned real and personal property as joint tenants. D’s will left all her property to H and if he were to predecease her, to trustees for her children. She had one daughter. H was convicted of D’s manslaughter...